Staff

Grace Kamau
Grace Kamau
Regional Coordinator

Grace Kamau- is an advocate for health and human rights of key populations including sex workers, LGBTI and People Who use drugs.
Grace has also worked as a consultant for the Global Network of Sex Worker Project where she documented the lived experiences of sex workers and examples of good practice informing development of advocacy tools strengthening sex worker led groups’ engagement with HIV policy makers, programmers amplifying their voices locally, regionally and globally.
A graduate of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Grace holds a bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Sociology and Political Science.

Rose Wanjiku
Membership & Communication Assistant

Rose Wanjiku is ASWA’s Membership & Communications Assistant. She is a media expert with more than 10 years experience in, writing, editing, web content and social media management. She is a graduate of @WomeninNews programme at Wits University. She holds a BA in media and creative arts from Moi University. Besides media work, Rose is passionate about human rights and has collaborated in various projects with women and Key Population groups for the last eight years. She has worked with Journalists For Justice hosted by International Commission of Jurists, Kenyan Section and collaborated on various projects with other human rights commission.

Rachael Kamau
Operations Assistant

Rachael Kamau is the Finance & Operations Manager at ASWA with over eight years experience working as an administrator. She is in-charge of finance and administration tasks. Besides, she’s skilled in Human Resource and Logistic Operations.
She holds a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from the Kenya Technical University, a certificate in Information Technology (IT) and Monitoring and Evaluation. She has vast knowledge and skilled in person-centered counseling approach and trained HIV/AIDS peer educator.

Stella Kawira
Programme Coordinator, SWAA

STELLA KAWIRA is a Programme Coordinator at ASWA in charge of Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) project-which is a learning programme for community empowerment and capacity building led by and for sex workers. She holds an advanced Diploma in Business Management from Digital Advisory Learning Center (DALC). She has worked with various organisations in different capacities (Future Force Consultancy-office assistance, Community Researcher Assistant-Aids Fond, Peer Educator-LVCT Kenya and with Warembo Sasa, a sex worker led group, as a chairperson. Before joining, ASWA she worked as a faculty member of the Sex Workers Academy Africa. Her goal is to advocate for the rights of Key Populations especially sex workers in Africa through awareness raising and capacity strengthening.